Exams Advice

The months preceding exams are crucial for students as they prepare to sit GCSEs, A levels and/or BTEC assessments. These are important exams for students as the grades achieved will determine what they do next in life and they will want to achieve the best grades that they can. This can be helped when there is a good partnership between the student, the school and parents.

Don't leave it until the last minute.
While some students do seem to thrive on last-minute cramming, it's widely accepted that (for most of us) this is not the best way to approach an exam. To help with your time management, set up a revision timetable for your study. Write down how many exams you have and the days on which you have to sit them. Then organize your study accordingly. You may want to give some exams more study time than others, so find a balance that you feel comfortable with.

Look after yourself during exams.

Get plenty of sleep. Go to bed at the same time every night. You'll be able to stay up late as much as you like when exams are over!

Eat properly. Eating a balanced diet enriched with vitamins will make you more alert and positive. Your five-a-day is crucial more than ever right now.

Keep moving. Exercise can help train your brain. Like a sensible diet, regular exercise will make you more alert and positive.

Don't use your phone just before you go to sleep. To get the right kind of sleep, you need to clear your mind and wind down first.

See some useful links below.

Student Guide - Managing Exams


Exam Revision Advice

NSPCC Childline's Beat Exam Stress

Exam Stress Advice